Leftists impose their values on others

Only leftists, not conservatives, believe that they can improve people by legislation and fiat. This is really the key to understanding the left. They are profoundly uncomfortable with free people doing what free people do without intervention by an enlightened vanguard. This is because they don’t see the “masses” as equals but as automatons acted upon by external forces. They want desperately to save the masses from the free-for-all that is freedom. They believe that through “enlightened autocracy” they can make the corruptible hoi polloi better people and create a better world.

Conservatives, on the other hand, see humans as individual entities who are ultimately responsible for their own actions. Conservatives don’t blame institutions for what people do or don’t do. The responsibility for individual behavior lies with individuals. Institutions don’t corrupt people, people corrupt institutions. Conservatives believe that free people, as long as they don’t violate the rights of others, have the right to do whatever they want. With that right comes the responsibility to accept the consequences of our actions.

Leftists believe, just as they people can be corrupted by society, people can be made more virtuous human beings by society. They believe that if people are placed in the proper social context, human nature itself will change. They aren’t afraid to impose that social order on the people, either.

Here, for example, is a leftist attempt to make people more virtuous…

Internet pornography could conceivably become a thing of the past if Rick Santorum is elected president.

The unapologetic social conservative, currently in second place behind Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, has promised to crack down on the distribution of pornography if elected.

Santorum says in a statement posted to his website, “The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws.”

If elected, he promises to “vigorously” enforce laws that “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier.”

Just calling it like I see it Revoistas.

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15 Responses to Leftists impose their values on others

  1. Vanagram says:

    I guess he won’t be getting any funding from that particular SuperFap…

  2. FreedomFighter says:

    THIS is why SoCons like Santorum scare the hell outta me. He’s the type to make it illegal to walk around naked under your clothes…

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    There is a compulsion of the political-class to be meddlesome. Free people being free, in one way or another, disgusts them and their respective constituencies and they feel compelled to impose their version of virtue on the citizenry.

    Citizens vote for those politicians who promise to use the state to give them whatever they want and the political-class delivers. Doesn’t matter if what they want is swag in the form of entitlements or the Internet swept clean of offense.

    In this way people are trained to voluntarily surrender their liberty and to habitually look to the state for the fulfillment of their needs and desires.

    The result is endless meddling and a citizenry kept in perpetual childhood.

    It’s just such a sweet, loving, virtuous despotism… who would oppose that in order to defend digitized filth?

    Well, I would.

  4. Notamobster says:

    I’m with you! Don’t like it?

    Don’t watch it.

    I’m not a fan of porn. I like naked boobies as much as any guy but it lends itself to the devaluing of real intimate contact.

    That said – I wouldn’t ever attempt to tell you what to do in your bedroom – or wherever it is that you spank it.

    I distinctly remember folks saying “he’s not going to tell you what you can and can’t do in your bedroom”… Um, it sure seems like he is.

    The fact that he wouldn’t be able to get it through Congress is absolutely immaterial. The fact that he sees it as a proper role of govt is enough for me to say no thanks.

    Vote for the capitalist.

  5. Uke says:

    Good stuff, RD. I actually had to print itout and pass it around to some of my non-computer-literate circle.

    As of late, this whole SoCon movement pushed by Rick has been particularly infuriating. I thought, after ’09, that we’d pretty much reprioritized and figured out what matters.

    Now? Bans on porn?

    I guess I was wrong.

  6. James says:

    Message to Santorum:
    One cannot make one’s self virtuous via dictatorship.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    I’d like to dedicate the following songs to the Rick Santorum for President Campaign…

  8. Uke says:

    LOL, excellent string… and the last one was just the right touch.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    I am in for such a scolding from Brother Love. 👿

  10. sortahwitte says:

    Take your scolding like a man. It was worth it.

    Especially ‘Centerfold’.

  11. Notamobster says:

    Beautiful collection of choices.

    Jimmy choice being primo…

  12. MadBrad says:

    Brothers and Sisters, you are a mere TWELVE HOURS AWAY from the most voluminous publication the Real Revo has ever AND I MEAN EVER played host to.

    In the meantime there is one thing I have to ask because I have to know does anyone here want some PIE?

  13. Lyun says:

    It must be nice living in the land of the free.
    You’re free to decide who’s gonna tell you what you can and can’t do…..LOL.

    Supposing they ban all porn and you get caught with a couple of porn DVD’s, er, home movcies…yeah, does that mean you could go to prison to get sexually re-educated?

  14. R.D. Walker says:

    “You’re free to decide who’s gonna tell you what you can and can’t do…..LOL.”

    That is true. It is equally true in Australia. More so in some aspects of individual liberty.

  15. Lyun says:

    Yes, very true in OZ, but we come from an Anglo Saxon background, and so have several thousand years of being ruled by monarchs with absolute power, so we tend to respect the law for what it’s made for, and value our freedom to live without being harassed by bureaucracy gone mad.

    One thing we do not tolerate is the idea that guns freely in public ownership ensure your freedom.

    We do however lock our doors and have steel security doors fitted both front and back in many cases, just in case, oh, and metal roller shutters on the windows too.